February 16, 2012

Book Review and Giveaway

So What A Single Mom's Guide To Staying Sane In The 21st CenturySo What A Single Mom's Guide To Staying Sane In The 21st Century by Laynee Gilbert

I received this book as a First Read and was so happy I got it. I was childless at 28yrs old and then tragedy struck. My older brother, who had been dealing with depression, took the selfish way out. He left 4 children who at the time didn't even have their mother as she was in jail.

Well it ended up that my mother, whom I cared for, was asked if she would adopt the kids. She said yes and I instantly became second "mom" to 4 growing children. Richard Jr is now 14, Amathyst is 11, Edward 10, and Damion 9 have taught me so much. I've been stretched to my limit only to snap back with a smile from them. They press every single one of my buttons and then shut me off with a hug. Raising children has to be the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. It has made me appreciate my mother who left my father when I was 9. She raised 5 children on her own and I still don't know how she did it.

This book has really helped me and I am waiting for a teen version. I don't remember it be so hard to be a kid when I was young. I'm forever asking myself, "So What?" if the kids go outside and play in the mud. "So what?" if they stained the shirt that I just bought them. It isn't that big of a deal and there is no reason to blow a gasket.

This is a great book and I recommend anyone with kids to read it. I think even married couples with children could benefit from reading this.

So here is your chance to WIN your own copy! ENDS FEB 20TH!
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